Friday, March 18, 2011

Do not let your heart be troubled

Today's been an interesting day. We finally got a signed contract for our house! So now we move towards closing. Pray the home inspection goes as it should next week!

I read John 14 this morning. Such a great chapter. It's one of the last conversations Jesus has with his disciples before he is betrayed. It's great because Jesus is trying to explain to them that even though He's leaving, He'll still be with them. He talks about being the Way and the truth and the life and about how the Father is sending the Holy Spirit as our advocate. Great stuff!

The thing that spoke to me the most though, was the very end of the passage.

"I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, 31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me."

Satan has no hold over us. Jesus had absolutely no fear of Satan. He was not intimidated by him in the slightest! He says that Satan's purpose is to show the world that Jesus loved and was obedient to his Father!

How does that relate to our lives? Satan is not someone to be feared! The only reason he's here is for us to show the world that we are obedient to our Father. We resist the Prince of the world to show our love to the Father. 

Don't fear the world, don't fear the prince of the world. See worldly temptation as an opportunity to show your love and obedience to your Father.

That's all for now. :-)

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